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College for a Day

This project increased the aspirations and readiness of adult learners studying in Boston's Adult Basic, Secondary (GED or diploma) or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs for postsecondary education and training.

The College for a Day project was made up of three components: Pre-workshops and assessment; The College for a Day event; Post-workshop and assessment. College for a Day enhances the programs' ability to provide adult learners meaningful exposure to the college environment in a way that is more cost-effective and educational than what individual programs can do on their own.

The National College Transition Network worked closely with 12 Boston adult education programs and 3 postsecondary institutions. In addition to the State Street Foundation, matching funds were provided by World Education.

The first College for a Day event was held at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in November 2010. It was attended by about 130 adult students from the participating adult education and college transition programs. The students attended sample classes and interacted with the staff from Financial Aid, Admissions, Student Services etc. Another College for a Day event was held at the Roxbury Community College in December 2010. It was attended by about 140 adult students from the participating adult education and college transition programs. The students attended sample classes on Computers, Nursing, Broadcast Media etc. The video below is from the HVAC sample class. You can visit our YouTube channel for more videos.

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